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thinking about giving out on the reds after 6 yrs. fertility has gone to sh765t.
elf When the fertility dropped with mine I got one good outcross hen, and bingo, things picked up.
Mind I am still not getting the full reds. Though the heads are nicely red.
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Hoping to produce a Cobalt Blue Gouldian, I have been working on this project for a a number of years. I now believe I have the genetics to see some results.
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More details please . .
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jbarnett
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In the process of culling back the numbers of Gouldians and Parrot Finches as they've had a very successful 2018 and 2019. Hoping this will allow the Diamonds to go about their business with less disturbance. Also hunting for some Longtails, really like their sociable qualities.
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BLUES wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 19:59 Hoping to produce a Cobalt Blue Gouldian, I have been working on this project for a a number of years. I now believe I have the genetics to see some results.
More details please . .
I'm with arthur; definitely want to hear more about this.
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BLUES
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I will post pictures after this seasons molt, using 2 methods, First method showing some good results second method won`t see anything till following season, will also be crossing first to second (methods) next season if that makes sense.
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arthur
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My colour vision may be a bit iffy . .

Where do you rate current 'blues' and your 'newies' ?
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Most of my current and past blues would fit into sky and cerulean category of that chart. There is one blue cock which would nearly fall into the cobalt, its his young blues of which their are 4 at this stage, that I hoping will be cobalt.
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Going for a darker factor - by my reading. Good luck.
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The only way to get a dark factor blue is to use dark factor wild type green backs as the initial source to introducing the blue but not with WB as WB can and does reduce head and back colour.
So this is not a mutation but a varying in colour from dark factor birds or it can be done from light coloured birds to produce a lighter blue bird.
I do know of two breeders of dark factor birds but i'm sure they like to keep their birds to wild type with no mutations involved.
Good luck.
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